Posts Tagged ‘indie’
Like fellow indie music weirdo Ariel Pink, Montreal’s TOPS get a lot of credit for subverting pop music. TOPS is also a very well-connected band at the centre of the flourishing Montreal indie scene with music pals like singer-songwriter Sean Nicholas Savage and rapper Cadence Weapon. In fact, TOPS bestie and indie superstar Mac DeMarco even flashed his testicles in the TOPS video for “Way to be Loved.”
I wanted to do the interview in the tour van, but TOPS members Jane Penny (vocals), Jenny Roberts (bass) and David Carriere (guitar) were afraid I couldn’t handle the intense smells inside. What strange odors were inside the TOPS tour van? How does it feel when one of your friends flashes his nuts in your video? What does “Viva Las Vegas” have to do with any of this? If you listen, you’ll find out all this and more!
Tracks played on the show…
1) TOPS, Picture You Staring (2014) “Outside” (mp3)
2) TOPS, Picture You Staring (2014) “Way to be Loved” (mp3)
3) TOPS, Tender Opposites (2012) “Evening”
4) TOPS, Picture You Staring (2014) “Change of Heart”
The crazy crew called TOPS is back in town at the Biltmore, Saturday, November 21st. See you there!
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Alohaha is the new project of LA based producer Jake Sinclair and poet Lyndsay Thornton. The duo’s debut single “Welcome To Your New Life” is like a relaxed fit pair of jeans, perfect for a chilled out Saturday afternoon. Americana at its core, the song is stripped down with tinges of Beck. Check it out below.
Dripsy Collective producer/singer TASTELESSRED comes out with another great local remix this time slowing down LADYFRND’s “Geist” and giving it a bass lift, stream or download below.
LA’s BETABLOCK3R are back and still channeling the post-disco era of the 80s. “Out Of Touch” puts listeners in touch and in tune with their signature blend of indie-electronic and nu disco. Check out their latest, below:
Local group GANG SIGNS have been at it for quite some time now with their next LP around the corner they’ll be having a logo art show at the Untitled Art Space October 2nd (tonight!) and their welcoming YOU to submit your logo idea! Email your logo to email@example.com anytime before October 1st, click here for more info on the event! You can have a listen to their latest track exclusively on CBC by clicking here!
Local group GANG SIGNS have been at it for quite some time now with their next LP around the corner they’ll be having a logo art show at the Untitled Art Space October 2nd and their welcoming YOU to submit your logo idea! Email your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime before October 1st, click here for more info on the event!
If you can’t make it to any of the festivals outside of the city of Vancouver East Van Summer Jam at Strathcona Park is for you, it started in 2008 as The Boom Boom Block Party with friends and family in the alley of 2400 Venables st. Since then it has grown dramatically expanding it’s bookings to international acts as well as launching the non-profit organization, The Music Tree. The event not only holds several talented acts from all across North America but includes a beer garden, BBQ, vendors, art booths, a soccer tournament and lounge area where people can play life sized Jenga with 100% of the proceeds going towards sustainability projects and music programs for at-risk youth. This year we’re proud to be apart of the festival where we’ll be covering the festivities and holding three separate ticket giveaways! The acts include TDE rapper Ab-Soul, Michigan soul artist Mayer Hawthorne, PBR&B singer songwriter Kelela, indie soul band The Boom Booms, Soulection beat maker ESTA, sexy video dance party SJS (Slow Jam Sundays), Chicago emcee BJ the Chicago Kid, Alberta singer songwriter Kinnie Starr, Vancouver based soul band Star Captain and finally musician/producer Chin Injeti and his new group The Lifetimes. For more info on the event click here and to purchase tickets click here. IF you’re feeling lucky we’ll be running three separate ticket giveaways through our Instagram & Twitter, all you have to do is comment and tag a friend you’d like to bring on our IG post and re-tweet our tweets about the giveaway on Twitter. Winners will receive two tickets and collect them at will call, each separate winners will be announced June 19th, 26th & July 3rd.
Enter through our Instagram by commenting and tagging a friend you’d like to bring HERE.
Enter through our Twitter by re-tweeting HERE.
Listen to music by the acts performing this year below and good luck!
Ben Browning of Cut Copy infamy is back in our ears this morning with his new uplifting indie-pop single, ‘Friends of Mine’. Happy (not cheesy) major chords with heavy 80s influences, supported by DFA-style drums and a simple yet catchy hook. What’s not to like?